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Wanda

By Sihle Nontshokweni and Mathabo Tlali
Illustrated by Chantelle & Burgen Thorne

A touching story about identity and being proud of who you are

"I love my hair and one day I will be brave enough to say so!"

Meet Wanda, with her beautiful hair. She is unhappy because the boys on the bus tease her.
But Grandmother Makhulu has the answer...Through Makhulu's stories and hair secrets, Wanda realises that her hair is her crown - an important part of her and something to be very proud of.
This is a heartwarming, inspiring story about beauty and identity - and being proud of who you are.

£12.99

Cover

HB

Size

275x240mm

Length

32pp

Age 4+

Apr 6, 2022

Pub Date

ISBN

9781913074470

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Sihle Nontshokweni

Author

Sihle Nontshokweni teaches at the University of Pretoria and is working on a Ph.D. alongside her writing for children. She has also studied in China, gaining a Master's degree at Beijing University. She has a deep interest in how racialised contexts and situations affect personal identity and aspirations, particularly with children. Wanda was inspired by her own and her co-author's high school experiences. She has recently completed a second book, Fly Everyone.

Chantelle and Bergen Thorne

Illustrator

Chantelle and Bergen Thorne are South-Africa based illustrators with an international clientele.

Mathabo Tlali

Author

Mathabo Tlali and Sihle Nontshokweni went to high school together. Mathabo's own story is one of aspiration, determination and empowerment. Having dropped out of her university course, she is now back on track for a degree in drama and sociology.

 
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